30 Creative Ways to Use Embroidery Thread
Embroidery floss can be used to make tons of different things, and we’re not just talking about friendship bracelets. The color options are endless, it can be found at almost any craft store and it doesn’t come with a steep price tag like some DIY supplies can. We’ve rounded up 30 projects that let you get crafty with embroidery floss. Untie the DIYer inside of you and get your make on!
1. Braided Chain Accessories: There’s something about blue and gold together that truly makes for a gorgeous piece of jewelry. But if blue’s not your hue, swap it out for any shade that complements a gold or silver chain. (via Brit + Co)
2. Basket Storage: Floss, yarn, string… anything you can thread will work for this project that adds some serious pizzazz to a storage basket. (via The Red Thread)
3. Embroidery Beads: If we didn’t need craft stores for the embroidery floss, this DIY would be puttin’ them out of business. Learn how to make your own beads to add to a unique jewelry piece. (via Lines Across)
5. Wrapped Headphones: Never will you ever get your earbuds mixed up with your friend’s.
6. String and Nail Art: For real, that’s it… just string and nails. Spell out a child’s name to display in a bedroom, or a company’s name to make an office entryway really pop. (via Pop + Circumstance)
7. Stitched Leather Bracelet: The pattern options are endless here. You definitely won’t be able to make just one. (via Crafty Nest)
8. Dreamcatcher Earring Caddy: Dreamcatchers are awesome. Especially when they hold all of your favorite earrings. (via Brit + Co)
9. Color Block Napkin Rings: We’re diggin’ the nautical vibe this napkin holder is putting off. But we could totally see some red, white and blue working for a patriotic party, or silver and gold for a New Year’s Eve soiree. (via The Sweetest Occasion)
10. Wrapped Rope Necklace: Once you’ve mastered the wrapping technique, you can make accessories on a chain, too! (via Thanks, I Made It)
12. Rhinestone Statement Bracelet: We know, you’re in awe. But it’s true… you can make a bracelet even more beautiful than the ones you see at the store. (via Brit + Co)
13. Studded Friendship Bracelet: This certainly isn’t the same friendship bracelet you made at summer camp way back when. This one’s studded, shiny and way more sophisticated. (via Brit + Co)
14. Place Card Party Favors: Cut out the initials of each of your guests, wrap them with floss and stick magnets on the back. Everyone will know their place, and they can even take them home to slap on the fridge after the party. (via The Sweetest Occasion)
15. Threaded Rhinestone Hoops: Rhinestones? Check. Pretty colors? Check. (via Brit + Co)
16. Map Artwork: With a needle and thread, you can mark colorful maps to show all of the places you’ve traveled (or want to travel). Framing each map makes for some gorgeous wall art.
17. Wrapped Love Necklace: An Anthropologie hack at its best. Why pay almost $50 for a necklace that can be made for around $5? (via Studs + Pearls)
18. Neon Nonslip Hangers: Your clothes will have a hard time slippin’ off of these neon babies. (via Brit + Co)
19. Colorful Hoop Earrings: Finding a pair of earrings to match every outfit can get expensive. This trick lets you change up the same pair as many times as you want, or use simple sets of inexpensive hoops to create lots of pairs that go with everything. (via Creature Comforts)
20. Ombre Monogrammed Letter: Even though this DIY uses yarn to wrap a wooden or cardboard letter, it could just as easily be done with embroidery floss. (via Catch My Party)
21. Rope Bracelet: Say hello to your new go-to summer bracelet. (via Brit + Co)
23. Tassel Chain Necklace: This pretty accessory looks way more expensive than it is! (via Brit + Co)
24. Color Block Bangle: Boring plastic bangles are officially a thing of the past. Wrap your old wrist accessories in bright colors of embroidery floss to make them stand out. (via Lovely Indeed)
25. Side Comb Upgrade: There was a time when we were unsure of the side comb’s cool factor. This upgrade proves that they can be soo cool, though. (via Brit + Co)
26. Thread Wrapped Stool: Wrapping stool or table legs with different shades of thread is a great way to bring the many colors of your home together. (via Vintage Revivals)
27. Jewelry Bag: A simple muslin bag becomes the cutest accessory carryall you’ve ever seen in this tutorial. (via Fabric Paper Glue)
28. Cotton Tassel Earrings: Take your chandelier earrings from drab to fab with just a few handmade tassels. (via Brit + Co)
29. Braided Statement Necklace: A statement, indeed! This piece could almost pass for vintage. (via Thanks, I Made It)
30. Embroidery Floss Storage: While this DIY might not yield a piece of jewelry or colorful sandals, it’s the absolute best and easiest way to keep all that embroidery floss organized and neat until your next project. (via Mrs. Jones)
Which of these projects caught your crafty eye? Talk to us below and tell us which DIY you’ll be adding to your to-make list!